Learn To Lead

From: £ 20.00

A minimum of 2 Participants is necessary.

This course is for people who would like to start leading indoor. Ideally you should be able to top rope french 6a without falling (clean). More details below…


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Ideally you should be able to top rope french 6a, and looking to do your first indoor leading attempt.

If you need a refresher you are welcome to join, but we need to give priority to people who have never lead first.

If I have a big enough group, it is best that I reserve routes in the castle. They ask me for £50.00 for this honour. If I have to book routes for the course, I will have to split the cost between the participants, but it will be shared between 4 to 9 people, so it shouldn’t be too much.

The course will be looking at

    – climbing technique for leading

    – the safety

    – reactive and dynamic belaying

    – clipping and un-clipping a rope to a quickdraw

    – what happens if you fall.

The approach aims to gradually increase your confidence, until you and I both feel that you are ready to lead. You might be able to lead during the first lesson, or it might take a few more sessions.

Travelling there


Manor House (Picadilly Line) is the nearest tube station to the Castle. Take exit 3 and walk down Green Lanes (away from the park) for about 4 minutes until you see the Castle on your left. Finsbury Park tube (Victoria/Picadilly/National Rail) is also nearby (15 minutes walk). You can also use the Transport for London web site to plan your journey: http://www.tfl.gov.uk


The 341 and the 141 stop just outside The Castle on Green Lanes (Myddleton Avenue Northbound / Lordship Park Southbound). The 106 is the next closest stop (Green Lanes). The 253, 254, 259, 279, 29 and 393 also stop nearby.


The Castle has an excellent cycle parking facilities on-site. Please check in at Reception before taking your bike through the building to the secure bike park. You can also get your bike serviced or repaired at Bikemech, located in The Castle's gatehouse.


Please note that there is limited car parking. Cars parked in the West Reservoir Centre's car park may be locked in when they close (around 5pm).

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